Background Checks on All Gun Purchases (February 2016)

Background Checks on All Gun Purchases (February 2016)

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Strongly support54%
Somewhat support24%
Somewhat oppose8%
Strongly oppose9%
Don't know4%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Strongly support78%46%33%
Somewhat support14%24%37%
Somewhat oppose3%7%14%
Strongly oppose4%11%13%
Don't know1%12%3%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Strongly support23%46%32%
Somewhat support40%28%40%
Somewhat oppose17%18%10%
Strongly oppose18%6%15%
Don't know3%3%4%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Strongly support77%71%83%
Somewhat support17%17%9%
Somewhat oppose2%2%5%
Strongly oppose4%7%2%
Don't know0%2%2%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Strongly support82%66%32%
Somewhat support10%20%34%
Somewhat oppose3%4%14%
Strongly oppose3%4%16%
Don't know1%7%4%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Strongly support44%28%27%
Somewhat support28%39%31%
Somewhat oppose11%16%13%
Strongly oppose12%13%24%
Don't know5%3%4%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Strongly support70%88%90%
Somewhat support15%8%7%
Somewhat oppose7%2%1%
Strongly oppose7%1%0%
Don't know2%1%2%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
Strongly support79%44%13%
Somewhat support13%35%35%
Somewhat oppose3%8%24%
Strongly oppose4%11%27%
Don't know1%3%1%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Strongly support48%76%64%
Somewhat support28%13%19%
Somewhat oppose10%4%5%
Strongly oppose9%1%9%
Don't know5%5%3%

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categoryMaleFemale
Strongly support46%61%
Somewhat support25%24%
Somewhat oppose10%6%
Strongly oppose14%5%
Don't know5%4%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Strongly support64%53%42%
Somewhat support18%27%29%
Somewhat oppose7%9%8%
Strongly oppose7%8%13%
Don't know5%3%7%

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category18-2930-4445-6465+
Strongly support61%52%54%54%
Somewhat support25%26%21%28%
Somewhat oppose5%7%10%8%
Strongly oppose6%9%10%8%
Don't know3%6%5%2%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Strongly support51%56%54%59%49%62%
Somewhat support15%23%28%24%29%19%
Somewhat oppose7%6%9%9%8%11%
Strongly oppose15%8%6%8%10%7%
Don't know12%7%2%1%4%0%

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